Lot 288 - 1972 12963 Fulvia Competition

Lot 288 - 1972 12963 Fulvia Competition

Lot 288 - 1972 12963 Fulvia Competition

Lot Number 288
Registration GYY 500L
Chassis Number 818631040778
Engine Number 092636
Odometer reading 49,000 miles
Estimate £12,000 - £15,000
Result Sold - £10,920

The Lancia Fulvia was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in 1963 and was produced all the way through to 1976. Fulvia's are notable for their role in motor racing history including winning the International Rally Championship in 1972. On testing it in 1967, Road and Track summed up the Fulvia as 'a precision motorcar, an engineering tour de force'. The Fulvia Berlina was designed by Antonio Fessia to replace the Lancia Appia with which it shared almost no components. The Appia was a rear wheel drive car; however, the Fulvia moved to front wheel drive like the Flavia. The general engineering design of the Fulvia was identical to that of the Flavia with the major exception of the engine; the Flavia having a four cylinder, horizontally opposed engine and the Fulvia a 'Narrow Angle' V configuration as featured on most production Lancias. The Fulvia used a longitudinal engine mounted in front of its transaxle. An independent suspension in front used wishbones and a single leaf spring, while a solid axle with a panhard rod and leaf springs was used in the rear. Four wheel Dunlop disc brakes were fitted to first series Fulvias
                                                                                        
This superb Lancia Fulvia was originally registered in 1972; however, in 2010 work began on rebuilding the Lancia to race specification, although it is still legal to use on the road. Details of the work carried out include a full body restoration with new inner and outer sills, wheel arches, all joints leaded and finished off with a bare metal re-spray. The engine has also been completely rebuilt including regrinding the crankshaft and a top grade Vandervell big end and main bearings fitted. Twin fuel pumps have also been used as well as hidden cut-out switches together with a complete overhaul of the electrical equipment. The coachwork is now finished in white with a blue roof. Sports seats, with three point harness belts together with a roll bar, complement this stunning example. Supplied with a V5 document and a current MoT test certificate, this fastidiously restored Lancia is now ready for either a special stage, time trial, show or just a spirited run in the country.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.

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